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    DescriptionA major new work from `a writer to make readers rejoice` (Minneapolis Star Tribune)--a moving story of memory, magic, and survivalSussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie--magical, comforting, wise beyond her years--promised to protect him, no matter what.A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.


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    Title
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Gaiman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062255655
    ISBN 10: 0062255657
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
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    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    DC22: 823/.914
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
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    B&T Approval Code: P25205000, A23440000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC009010, FIC019000, FIC009000
    LC classification: PR6057.A319 O34 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Thema V1.0: FB, FM, FN
    LC classification: PR6057.A319 O28 2013
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    18 June 2013
    Review quote
    `In Gaiman's latest romp through otherworldly adventure, a young boy discovers a neighboring family's supernatural secret. Soon his innocence is tested by ancient, magical forces, and he learns the power of true friendship. The result is a captivating read, equal parts sweet, sad, and spooky.``--Parade on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE